I've always loved New Year's Day and its promise of a fresh start – my annual bugle call to take stock and make plans. This year I thought I'd begin by tidying up a bit, finally cataloging my paper toys: the holiday ornaments announcing Hoss gift giving assignments.
They started out as pure fun – fanciful experiments in paper mechanics. I enjoyed making boxes and pop-up books at the time and these were an extension of that. It's interesting to see how they've changed. Over the years they've become richer, I'd say, by commemorating our family events, and for the last 10 years especially, creating an inadvertent historical record. They've found their calling.
20 years of Christmas Pick paper toys... where ever did the time go.
Happy New Year, everyone.